Adelaide peddles plan to double cyclists

By Paul Hemsley and Julian Bajkowski South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Patrick Conlon and Adelaide City Council Deputy Mayor David Plumridge have wheeled out a plan to push more people into riding bikes. The council and the state government have announced the formation the Bicycle Infrastructure Group (BIG) to improve cycling infrastructure and double […]

Prospect of NBN training for Adelaide

Training services on the National Broadband Network will be provided through a Digital Hub through Adelaide City Council and the City of Prospect. The Digital Hub will assist in training communities and helping local people and businesses take advantage of the opportunities the NBN offers. From the federal government’s $23.6 million NBN Digital Hubs and […]

Adelaide Council applauds stamp duty abolishment

.Adelaide City Council has welcomed the South Australian Government’s decision to abolish stamp duty for Off-The-Plan apartment sales of up to $500000 in the Adelaide City Council area for two years. Lord Mayor Stephen Yarwood said it was a sign of the government’s willingness to work with the council to boost city living.  “This proposal […]

SA harvesting a stormwater strategy

By Paul Hemsley Councils will collaborate with the South Australian government on a strategy to improve capturing and reusing stormwater in Adelaide. The plan will include nine actions for urban design, identifying changes to infrastructure, minimising flooding risk, and improving management. Minister for Water Paul Caica said the plan will harvest 20000 million litres per […]

Tale of two cities: Mallala District Council

By Angela Dorizas On the fringes of Adelaide, at the western edge of the Barossa region lies the municipality of Mallala. The district council covers an area of 926 square kilometres, has a population of 7900 and enjoys a growth rate of just over three per cent. With too small a population to justify having its own bank, […]

Road trip investigates urban growth in Adelaide

By Angela Dorizas As federal politicians continue to debate the way Australia ought to look in the future, local government in South Australia is on the front foot of planning for population growth. Representatives from local government, the SA Governnent and the development industry have embarked on a two-day study tour across greater Adelaide to […]

Adelaide icon goes green

By Staff Writer Adelaide’s iconic Rundle Lantern has made the switch to solar technology. Lord Mayor Michael Harbison has announced that Rundle Lantern on the Rundle Street U-Park will now be powered by a 50 kilowatt MP Solar photovoltaic system. The $750,000 system is co-funded by the Australian Government under the Solar Cities initiative and […]


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